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Pope chooses Beatitudes for World Youth Day themes

November 07, 2013

Pope Francis has drawn on the Beatitudes to furnish themes for the World Youth Day (WYD) celebrations of the next 3 years.

In 2014, the theme for the 39th WYD will be: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt. 5:3). The following year’s theme will be: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Mt. 5:8).

In 2016, when the international celebration of WYD will be held in Krakow, the theme will be: “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy” (Mt. 5:7).


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